WSR 97-20-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed September 19, 1997, 12:45 p.m., effective October 1, 1997]

Date of Adoption: September 19, 1997.

Purpose: Updates gross and net monthly income standards used to determine food stamp program eligibility.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-49-510.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.510.

Other Authority: 7 CFR 273.9(a).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest; and that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: 7 CFR 273.9(a) requires the state adjust the gross and net monthly income standards each federal fiscal year.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 1997.

September 19, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-22-104, filed 11/6/96, effective 12/7/96)

WAC 388-49-510 Income eligibility standards. (1) ((Categorically eligible)) In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations at 7 CFR 273.9(a), some households((, as described in WAC 388-49-180,)) are not subject to the ((provisions)) rules of this section.

(2) ((The department shall determine eligibility on the basis of gross income and net food stamp income except for households in subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The department shall determine eligibility on the basis of net food stamp income for households containing an elderly or disabled member.

(4))) The ((gross and net monthly maximum)) following income amounts or standards ((as)), established by the ((department of agriculture are as follows)) federal government, are the highest amounts households can have and still be eligible for food stamps:

Gross Monthly Income Standard


Household Size Maximum Standard

1 $((839)) 855

2 ((1,123)) 1,150

3 ((1,407)) 1,445

4 ((1,690)) 1,739

5 ((1,974)) 2,034

6 ((2,258)) 2,329

7 ((2,542)) 2,623

8 ((2,826)) 2,918

9 ((3,110)) 3,213

10 ((3,394)) 3,508

Each additional person +((284)) 295

Net Monthly Income Standard


Household Size Maximum Standard

1 $((645)) 658

2 ((864)) 885

3 ((1,082)) 1,111

4 ((1,300)) 1,338

5 ((1,519)) 1,565

6 ((1,737)) 1,791

7 ((1,955)) 2,018

8 ((2,174)) 2,245

9 ((2,393)) 2,472

10 ((2,612)) 2,699

Each additional person +((219)) 227



[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 7 CFR 273.9(a). 96-22-104, 388-49-510, filed 11/6/96, effective 12/7/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and 7 CFR 273.9 (a), (d)(6)(v) and (vi), (5), (7) and (8). 95-21-052 (Order 3907), 388-49-510, filed 10/11/95, effective 11/11/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and 7 CFR 273.9(a). 94-20-045 (Order 3790), 388-49-510, filed 9/28/94, effective 10/29/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 7 CFR 273.9 (a)(3), (d)(l), (d)(5)(i) and (ii). 93-23-033 (Order 3666), 388-49-510, filed 11/10/93, effective 12/11/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 7 CFR 273.9(a). 92-22-055 (Order 3473), 388-49-510, filed 10/28/92, effective 11/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510. 91-23-090 (Order 3292), 388-49-510, filed 11/19/91, effective 12/20/91; 90-23-074 (Order 3099), 388-49-510, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90; 89-23-083 (Order 2901), 388-49-510, filed 11/17/89, effective 12/18/89; 88-23-085 (Order 2726), 388-49-510, filed 11/18/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050. 88-02-031 (Order 2575), 388-49-510, filed 12/31/87.]

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